MADISON, Wis. (AP)—Jason Bohannon scored 14 points and Joe Krabbenhoft added 12 as Wisconsin cruised to a 70-43 win over Wofford Monday night.
Marcus Landry added 11 points and nine rebounds for Wisconsin, which looked nothing like the team that took an 82-58 loss at Duke last week in the ACC-Big Ten challenge. The Badgers (6-1) dominated the Terriers (3-2) in all phases after a slow start.
To honor Wisconsin’s 1941 NCAA championship team, the Badgers wore retro uniforms, complete with knee-high white socks featuring red stripes. For a while, it looked like the Badgers might try to recreate the playing style of 60 years ago, when scoring in the mid 30s was a decent night.
Wisconsin didn’t score until more than four minutes into the game and hit just one of its first six shots.
But Wofford didn’t do much with Wisconsin’s early trouble, and the Badgers ripped off a 25-5 run over a more than eight-minute span to go up 25-10. A 12-4 run a little later pushed the lead to 37-17, and the Badgers cruised from there.
Wofford senior guards Shane Nichols and Drew Gibson—both preseason all conference selections by Southern Conference coaches—have been battling injuries, and Nichols, who averaged just under 16 points a game last season, was out again.
Gibson missed the last two games but started Monday and led the Terriers with 16 points. Junior Salters added 12.
It didn’t help Wofford that starter Corey Godzinski fouled out less than two minutes into the second half. Godzinski averages more than 11 points a game, but was held to just three. He is one of only three players on the Wofford roster listed at 6-foot-8 or taller.
Wofford shot 27 percent from the field, was outrebounded 41-34 and committed 14 turnovers. It was not a winning combination against the Badgers, who are 97-5 in the Kohl Center under coach Bo Ryan.